Suspected drugs truck stopped in Doncaster

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Two men have been charged with attempting to import cocaine, after six kilos of the drug was found in a lorry in Doncaster.

The HGV, which had previously come into the UK from Dover, was stopped in an operation involving officers from the National Crime Agency and South Yorkshire Police on the A1(M) near Doncaster last Friday.

Two men from Lanarkshire in Scotland were arrested and the lorry was taken to Liverpool where specialist Border Force officers conducted a search and discovered the cocaine, which if cut and sold would have had an estimated street value of around £600,000.

The men appeared before Doncaster magistrates this week where they were remanded in custody, to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on November 25.

Steve Baldwin, Regional Head of Investigations for the NCA, said: “Working with South Yorkshire Police, Police Scotland and Border Force we have prevented a substantial quantity of illegal drugs from making it onto the streets. Our investigations continue.”